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Episode 308 : Janine Sherman Barrois - Writer, Producer, Showrunner

Episode 308 : Janine Sherman Barrois - Writer, Producer, Showrunner

May 21, 2019

Janine Sherman Barrois is an award-winning writer/producer who is currently the showrunner/executive producer on the TNT hit dramedy Claws, starring Niecy Nash. She has been writer/executive producer on such shows as ER and Criminal Minds and has won numerous awards including a Humanitas and several NAACP Image Awards. Barrois graduated from Howard University. French Fries marks her directorial debut.

 

On This Episode We Cover:

What it takes to be a Screenwriter 

Wearing the hat as a Showrunner 

French Fries - Short Film

Finding balance as a filmmaker

Working in the industry 

 

Connect

Janine Sherman Barrois  https://www.frenchfriesshortfilm.com/ 

The Creative Outsiders http://www.thecreativeoutsiders.com      http://www.shivawnmitchell.com

 

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Episode 307 - Carolyn McDonald : Award Winning Network TV Films & Documentaries

Episode 307 - Carolyn McDonald : Award Winning Network TV Films & Documentaries

April 30, 2019

From grassroots community projects & podcasts to awardwinning network TV films & documentaries, Carolyn McDonald generates & facilitates provocative content for a variety of creative platforms.

Fresh out of New York University’s Dramatic Writing/Film Program, Carolyn joined the East Coast advertising/publicity division of Warner Bros. Television in New York. There she ran buyer screenings and developed network publicity campaigns for such films as THE ROAD WARRIOR, CHARIOTS OF FIRE and BLADE RUNNER, and conceived marketing campaigns for the Warner Bros. cartoon catalogue.

Carolyn also served as a Creative Executive at Cinecom Entertainment Group, where she was involved in various stages of development & production on such films as THE HANDMAID’S TALE, ONCE AROUND, MISSISSIPPI MASALA and TUNE IN TOMORROW.

As Executive Vice President of Danny Glover’s Carrie Productions, she executive produced TNT’s Emmy & Image Award-nominated civil rights saga, FREEDOM SONG, written and directed by Oscar® nominee Phil Alden Robinson. Carolyn also coproduced the critically acclaimed Western BUFFALO SOLDIERS, and executive produced AMERICA’S DREAM for HBO, which featured Wesley Snipes, and won 4 Cable Aces and an NAACP Image Award for Best Made-for-TV Movie.

She recently launched DigMeVision, a professional development consulting service to help content creators enhance their entrepreneurial skills + implement effective marketing strategies in the ever-changing digital media landscape. She’s conducted workshops in New York at the Made in NY Media Center at IFP, Raw Space, and at Women in Film’s ScriptDC in Washington. She was one of 20 participants in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media + Entertainment’s inaugural Podcasting Certificate Program, and will be launching her first podcast “The Is” early 2019. 

 

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Connect: 

Host: Shivawn Mitchell www.shivawnmitchell.com

www.thecreativeoutsiders.com 

Guest: Carolyn McDonald 

https://www.linkedin.com/in/CarolynMcDonald

https://digmevision.com/about   

 

 

Episode 306: Maya Table - Director & Executive Producer

Episode 306: Maya Table - Director & Executive Producer

April 16, 2019

Maya Table is the owner of Sam Frank Productions. Sam Frank Productions’ approach is to build rich digital experiences for our clients that authentically resonates with their brand and a global audience. We work with a talented group of creatives to produce visually stimulating work. And we pride ourselves on providing compelling work within a highly collaborative, creative workflow. Maya graduated from Georgia State University as a Film and Video major. During her college years, she interned for Radio One, BET’s 106 & Park, BET’s RapCity, Atlanta Ballet and on various movies and music video sets.The first music video that she interned on was T.I.’s “24s” video. For years she worked as a digital branding specialist for artists like Trey Songz & Jeezy and companies like TiVo, Coca Cola and Raymond Weil. Maya recently finished a documentary entitled "Reclaiming Nappy."

On This Episode We Cover:

Juicy Crab - Just Listen you'll understand

Starting her production company Sam Frank Productions

Wearing the hat of Producer

What did Interning teach her

Music Videos

The Documentary Reclaiming Nappy

Creative Process

Marketing your Film

 

Connect

Maya Table www.mayatable.com/credits       www.samfrankproductions.com

The Creative Outsiders www.thecreativeoutsiders.com       www.shivawnmitchell.com

 

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Episode 305: Natina Marie - Co-founder & CEO of Blossom Media Network.

Episode 305: Natina Marie - Co-founder & CEO of Blossom Media Network.

April 2, 2019

Meet Natina Marie Co-founder & CEO of Blossom. Blossom is a lifestyle and media network. They produce and curate branded content and events focused on highlighting the culture of minority women in the film, TV, and digital media industries. Through their own OTT platform and third-party content partners, they distribute award-winning short films, web series, talk shows, independent feature films, and docu-series that are focused on telling stories about Black, Latinx, Asian, African, and multi-racial women. By elevating their audience, and providing relatable content, they vindicate every experience for every woman. Through strength and sisterhood, they inspire and unite; pushing through the cracks of mainstream media, they are blossom.

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Website: https://watchblossom.com
Email: hi@watchblossom.com
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Episode 304: Marti Young : Filmmaker

Episode 304: Marti Young : Filmmaker

March 19, 2019

Marti King Young is an award winning filmmaker and author of the book "Help! I Have An Audition! Now What?" Known for her writing, directing, and producing skills, Marti's work has been seen on HBO, Showtime, television, film festivals, and on the internet. She has been featured in the German publication Cinewomen for her contributions to women in film, and was the 2015 recipient of the Women in Film and Television Finishing Grant. She currently works on the ABC show Kevin (Probably) Saves The World and is in pre-production on several different projects, both for film and television. 

Her short film, STOLEN, won her the Best Director award at the Miami Beach Film Festival 2018. She's a proud member of the Alliance of Women Directors.

Listen and learn as we chat about:

How Screenwriters can become better, pitfalls in writing that she sees

Winning Best Director at the Miami Beach Film Festival 

How to pitch as a screenwriter

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Episode 303: Emelyn Stuart - Producer, Founder of Ocktober Film Festival & CEO, Stuart Cinema & Café

Episode 303: Emelyn Stuart - Producer, Founder of Ocktober Film Festival & CEO, Stuart Cinema & Café

March 5, 2019

With nearly twenty producing credits under her belt, Emelyn Stuart is widely recognized by filmmakers as a go-to producer whose projects have won awards, gone viral and aired on network TV. After a decade in show business, her knowledge and contributions will forever have an indelible mark in the world of independent entertainment.

Back in 2009 Emelyn got a unique opportunity to use both her strong business acumen along with her love for problem solving. A friend had a script and wanted help with turning it into a film. Emelyn not only fulfilled her friend’s wish, but the film WINGS AND BEER went on to win numerous festival awards and provide high visibility for all involved.

During her journey as a filmmaker, Emelyn regularly left film festivals feeling like the experiences raised more questions than answers. In 2012 she decided to create a festival to address the nagging concerns she felt throughout her producing experiences.

The Ocktober Film Festival (OFF) made its debut in 2013 and was an immediate crowd favorite. Bursting with passionate filmmakers, enthusiastic movie goers, workshops, community initiatives, celebrities and press – this festival became a New York gem through which serious content creators could feel safe premiering their work. The festival maintains that reputation today.
Being the owner of both a film production company, and a thriving film festival presented Emelyn with yet more challenges. Staying true to her style, she combined her business knowledge with another one of her interests, community.

In September of 2018, Emelyn Stuart made history when she opened STUART CINEMA & CAFÉ in trendy Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It is the culmination of all the knowledge Emelyn has acquired from working closely with filmmakers over the last ten years. Besides the major accomplishment of owning the movie theater outright, with no loans – Emelyn did it without any financial partners or investors. She is the first Afro Latina to accomplish this feat in the entire borough of Brooklyn.

Emelyn Stuart continues to demonstrate the importance of shattering glass ceilings in entertainment. Her example is one to which many young girls can look to for inspiration and encouragement.

Listen HERE and learn as we chat about:
Starting where you are aa a filmmaker
What do you bring to the table as a filmmaker
Producing 
Starting the Stuart Cinema

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Episode 302 : Kelly Fyffe-Marshall - Social Activist Through Film

Episode 302 : Kelly Fyffe-Marshall - Social Activist Through Film

February 26, 2019

Director and writer, Kelly Fyffe-Marshall, a native of England, began her career in theatre. She soon developed into director striving to solidify her mark amongst the film industry’s finest.

 

Kelly has directed many music videos, web series, documentaries and narrative shorts and as an assistant director she has worked on several television series, feature films and music videos. With her expanse and unique experience Kelly was asked to be a juror for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television as well as the jury head for Yorkton Film Festival.

 

She was most recently invited to speak at TEDx Youth Toronto. Her speech “Make Ripples Where You Are” is about creating change in the world, no matter what you do.

Her most current work includes an award-winning short film Haven (17), which premiered at SXSW as well as screening at BAFTA. Kelly’s love for film mixed with her passion for community development, leaves every project she touches impactful. She uses film to change perspectives, share love and powerful stories.

In addition to her written work Kelly directed Black White Blue (18) and Lockhart(19) for the Canadian Film Centre, she co-directed four music videos for Our Lady Peace (17), the pilot for the series virgins! (18) an episode of popular web series Friends with Benefits (17) as well as being honorably accepted into the Directors Guild of Canada as an Assistant Director.

Kelly’s promising career is steadily on the rise. She is currently in post production for her two-part short film Black Bodies (18), Marathon (18). As well as in development for feature Summer Of The Gun. Kelly Fyffe-Marshall is more than ready to make waves upon the shores of the film industry’s continuously evolving landscape.

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Activism through Filmmaking
Bridging the gap between Indie Filmmaking and the Union
Her Short Film "Haven" 
Developing Her Voice as a Director

 

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Season 3: Episode 301 Jazmine Henley-Brown - The Creative Risk Taker

Season 3: Episode 301 Jazmine Henley-Brown - The Creative Risk Taker

February 20, 2019

Jazmine Henley-Brown is a Creative Risk-Taker from Milwaukee, WI, currently residing in Brooklyn, NY.
In 2017, she launched Henley Brown Media Group with the Milwaukee Podcast Festival, a festival in her hometown to showcase local, independent podcasts featuring the Brilliant Idiots with Charlamange Tha God and Andrew Schulz as the headliner.

Her current projects include, writing the script for the short comedy film, Black Girl Training and 2 episodes of the second season of the District Queen podcast. She is also currently co-creating and will executive produce NightView Live. All premiering in 2019.

Acclaimed for her work as the Host and Producer of the #20SomethingSeries podcast, Executive Producer of the #1 Digital Morning Radio Show in Atlanta, The ShakeUP, and quirky lifestyle writing, Jazmine is no stranger to creating relatable and easy to digest digital content.

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Show Notes

Listen in and learn as we chat about:

her upcoming show NightView Live

Funding & Taking Risk 

her process as a Screenwriter 

writing for the short film Black Girl Training 

 

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Ep. 38 Latasha Kennedy : Screenwriter

Ep. 38 Latasha Kennedy : Screenwriter

November 9, 2018

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Latasha Kennedy is a screenwriter, producer, actress, and director. Currently through her production company, LMK Entertainment Group, Latasha creates family-oriented content that esteems young women of color on the rise and young families raising next generation leaders.

Latasha is extremely interested in telling stories that highlight African American culture in a way that is authentic, enriching, empowering and entertaining. Her short film, One Last Goodbye, a story that explores the impact that suicide has on families left behind, is currently in post and expected to begin screening publicly in November 2018. In 2015, she produced a short film called, Meltdown, a comedic tale about a young, quirky new mom struggling to find her waistline after giving birth. Latasha went on to write the spin-off series called She's Such a Mom. The semi-autobiographical, comedic series explores a young woman's journey while living in Brooklyn, NY and struggling to balance marriage, motherhood, and her career. The series explores what it means to "have it all", women in the workplace, and the superwoman complex. In 2016, the pilot became a semi-finalist in the Sundance | YouTube Episodic Lab and will begin production in early 2019.

Show Notes www.thecreativeoutsiders.com https://www.lmkentertainmentgrp.com/

Ep. 37 Marissa A. Crespo : Entertainment Lawyer

Ep. 37 Marissa A. Crespo : Entertainment Lawyer

October 15, 2018

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Marissa has cumulatively over 7 years of experience working in the business and legal fields of the entertainment industry, including working for SAG-AFTRA, one of the largest entertainment unions. She has assisted clients in negotiating co-production agreements with major networks, and assisted clients in the areas of trademark prosecution, copyright registration and enforcement, IP licensing deals, incorporation of production companies, talent management firms, and agencies. She has represented screenwriters, production companies, and management firms in a myriad of commercial deals, and has provided General Counsel services to several start-up companies. 

On This Episode Black-ish Case: A lesson in protecting your rights under a writer collaboration agreement Where filmmakers are blowing it with contracts. Agents verses Attorney  Can I afford a lawyer? Immigration & Entertainment   The Union side of entertainment  Registering through the WGA what does that mean for my rights. 

Book she is reading? Hollywood Reporter, Variety 

What is she watching? This is Us 

Let’s Get Social

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